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Migrants found dead in train car near Uvalde: report
At least two people were found dead in a train car, Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin told Texas Public Radio.
At least five others were hospitalized, McLaughlin said.
Authorities closed off a section of Highway 90 between the towns of Knippa and Sabinal so medical helicopters could land safely.
The train had been sitting on the tracks for around three hours under the afternoon sun, McLaughlin told TPR.
"911 got a call -- don't know if it was from a family member or one of the migrants who were locked in the shipping container," McLaughlin said.
Uvalde Police Department and the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council provided the Uvalde mayor with the information, the report said.
McLaughlin described the medical response as “enormous,” according to the report.
"There were more people than we had ambulances available in Uvalde [for the Robb Elementary school shooting in May 2022],” he said.
“We called them in from everywhere -- Kerrville, San Antonio, Hondo, and locally in Uvalde."
A Department of Homeland Security probe will determine whether the case involves human smuggling, the report said.
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'This man assaulted everyone': Marjorie Taylor Greene staffer tries to get a protester arrested for whistling
Marjorie Taylor Greene’s staff on Friday tried to get a protester arrested for whistling during a press conference.
The disruption happened as the far-right Congresswoman from Georgia was holding a press conference after visiting Jan. 6 defendants held at a Washington D.C. jail, where she said they were being denied medical care and treated as “political prisoners.”
A Democratic Congressman who joined a delegation led by Greene disputes Green’s characterization of the conditions the inmates are experiencing.
“We toured the DC Jail today and held a press conference outside the jail after our tour,” Greene tweeted.
“This man assaulted everyone there by blowing a whistle as loud in as he could in other’s ears and tried multiple times to assault me and other members.”
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She said her staff tried to shield those in attendance from the “assault.”
“He needs to be arrested and we tried to have him arrested,” Greene said.
“My staffer called 911 and reached an automated recording for several minutes before reaching a human. Reported the guy. She then asked the jail to send out an officer and they refused.”
Greene said that the decision not to arrest the man typified a much bigger pattern of lawless liberals acting out without facing consequences.
“This is just another example out of a million others that the left does repeatedly without accountability.”
During her press conference, Greene complained of “ a two-tier justice system,” in which the Jan. 6 defendants are being mistreated.
“I mean what we've seen all along is the pretrial January 6 defendants were treated like political prisoners,” she said.
Greene accused the whistler, who she said also attended a 2021 press conference, of threatening her staffer.
“Sounds like a direct threat, ‘Don’t touch! Touch you die!’” Greene said.
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'Nonsense and lies': Democrat slams Republicans who took 'field trip' to martyrize J6 prisoners
Far-right House Republicans, including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), took a trip this week to visit the Washington, D.C. jail where a handful of January 6 defendants accused of high-level offenses like assaulting police officers, where they claimed that these defendants are effectively political prisoners and victims of mistreatment.
But none of that is true, said Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-TX), who accompanied the Republicans on this trip, and told MSNBC's Ali Velshi what she actually saw on Friday.
"You have seen inhumane conditions," said Velshi. "Bad conditions in prison in America is a real thing. And to the extent that there are members of Congress from both parties who would like to tackle that, it's a separate issue than treating January 6th rioters as political prisoners."
"Yeah, no. This was nothing more than a political stunt," said Crockett. "While you're covering this, that is part of the problem. The media continually gives Marjorie Taylor Greene this microphone to spew nonsense and lies. Essentially what happened today was a field trip, the Republicans got to see their heroes, the January 6ers got to see their heroes. Everybody was kumbaya-ing."
"What's frustrating is the idea that, I think back to Nelson Mandela and what he went through. I actually went to that prison. He was not afforded these opportunities," said Crockett. "These false comparisons that they're drawing, it's really offensive because we have real issues in this country. We have real political prisoners. We saw what happened with Brittney Griner and where the Republican Party was on her, they were against that. They felt like that was problematic. Yet under these circumstances, for whatever reason, they felt like it made sense to have senior colleagues, senior Democrats go in and sit down and talk to and coddle people that tried to kill them. It did not make sense."
"Listen, it's still prison," said Crocket. "Prison is never going to be the Ritz-Carlton. But at the same time, we're talking about, are they living in inhumane situations or not? I can tell you, there's nothing inhumane about this. They are able to freely move about. They're able to communicate without having to worry about a recorded phone call. They had air conditioning, which is something we don't have in Texas. They also — I asked about the women in the facility, and I asked them about their access to sanitary napkins. They have that, that's free. Their medical care is free. A lot of places, they charge you for that kind of stuff ... let me tell you something. I've had a client that died. I don't see someone sitting there and being neglected because they're not hurt. They have got literally iPads, or whatever they call them, tablets, where they can make a sick call electronically. And they have access to these tablets for 22 out of 24 hours. The only two hours they don't have access to them when they're charging them."
Watch the segment below or at this link.
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